A new plan has been put in place at the University of Maryland (https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education) to help expose students to non-profit and volunteering work, in an attempt to create the next generations of leaders and competitors in the future industry of the world. According to Levenson himself, “Over the years, we found that there were these amazing organizations headed up by extraordinary people that often fell short of their mission because these people lacked, frankly, some of the business skills that you need to be successful,”.
The plan has two primary goals.
- To make sure that every student who graduates from that school, graduates with the information and the motivation to give back to the world.
- To train the non-profit leaders of the future.
With the continuing evolution of American education as we head towards various new methods of teaching our students and new ways to prepare them for the future, this may soon become methods that many other schools will take in the future. The success of the program could be a sign of much better things to come in the future.
Born to a Jewish family in Washington D.C., Bruce Levenson grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He graduated from Law School at American University while continuing his career as a journalist at the Washington Star. He would later go on to co-found the United Communications Group in 1977 with his friend Ed Peskowitz in an apartment publishing a newsletter. In 2004 he bought the Atlanta Hawks with the then known Atlanta Spirit LLC (now known as Atlanta Hawks LLC).
Loving to give back to the community and to help others, Bruce Levenson has done many things to aid other people. His background in philanthropy has made him a participant in many different organizations and both he and his wife Karen have supported the Anti-Defamation League.